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Google Now update adds RSS-style Cards, Waze traffic reports, and more

An update to Android's Google Search app has added some handy-dandy new features to Google Now.

The Watson cloud: IBM prepares to open supercomputer to third party developers

IBM will soon give third parties access to Watson, fostering applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities.

How to edit GIFs without resorting to Photoshop

Here's our hands-on with EZgif.com, an easy, Web-based tool for people with zero graphics know-how.

Stream Nation is a private media cloud, with lending privileges

Stream Nation doesn't care where you got that movie file. As long as you own it now, you can store it, stream it, and even share it with friends like you would a physical copy.

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Berners-Lee urges countries toward open data strategy

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the world wide web, called on governments around the world to open up their data to the public.

Mozilla developing geolocation data service for public use

The privacy-aware geolocation project will use publicly available cell tower and Wi-Fi signals.

Surprising no one, iWork for iCloud to get updates 'in just a few short hours'

First reported by MacRumors, Apple seems to be teasing the arrival of new iWork for iCloud apps on iCloud.com in advance of its Tuesday special media event.

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Hands-on with Square Cash, a free, dead simple way to send money via email

Square Cash makes sending money to friends dead simple, but that simplicity could lead to a wave of phishing attacks.

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Failure to patch leaves many WordPress sites vulnerable

Poor updating and sometimes no updating is leaving large numbers of WordPress websites open to exploitation in cybercriminal campaigns, security experts report.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

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Gmail scanning may violate federal wiretapping laws, judge finds

A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements.

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Point, shoot, share: 10 alternatives to Instagram and Facebook

Specialty photo-sharing networks provide extra privacy, voice captions, storytelling, and even an easy way to buy prints.

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iCloud-hosted data inaccessible for some users

For the past week, and counting, some iCloud subscribers have been unable to access their iCloud-hosted app data, and their apps have been unable to sync with the service.

on macworld.com

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Google's Hummingbird algorithm continues poaching pageviews

Google celebrates its 15th anniversary of search with the rollout of its "Hummingbird" search algorithm, which alongside better filters, is designed to put Google and not the Web as the answer to your queries.